Vol Fans Shut Down Fan Claiming Texas is the “Real” UT

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    (image via @OldRowWoodford on Twitter)

    If there’s two things Vol fans won’t stand for, it’s disrespecting the University of Tennessee and disrespecting Peyton Manning. And Vol fans shut down an opposing fan on Twitter for attempting to do just that.

    A guy going by the name of Woodford on Twitter posted this photo on Thursday, and Vol fans didn’t take too kindly to it.

    Some of the responses to the photo were comical:

    While other responses were factual and attempted to prove why the University of Texas is not the “real UT.”

    And the facts check out. The University of Tennessee was founded in 1794 while Texas wasn’t an official state in the United States until 1845. The University of Texas wasn’t founded until 1881, nearly 100 years after the University of Tennessee was founded.

    This isn’t the first time Vol fans have schooled someone talking about the state of Texas in relation to Tennessee. Last year, a Vol fan obliterated a Texas A&M fan who made a joke about the Vols by bringing up the Mexican War of 1846.

    Maybe one day other fans will stop trying to compare the University of Texas to the University of Tennessee. But that day is not today, and Vol fans made sure their voices were heard.

    Nathanael Rutherford
    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.